Our Provident God,
On this Independence Day, while we celebrate July 4, 1776, we are keenly aware that not every person created by you has the rights they deserve. We know that many of those in our country do not enjoy the true freedom afforded us by the Constitution.

Help us to be brave and courageous with our voice to eliminate injustice. Give us the strength to be a blessing in someone else’s life today, and grant us the opportunity to lead others into the freedom of grace that comes in knowing you in our lives. We pray for justice and peace for all.

We pray to act justly, to love mercifully and to walk humbly with you, our God. Amen.

Prayer shared by Sister Susanne Hartung, SP.

Happy 4th of July.